Whether your summer weather is hot and breezy or humid and sticky, we’re all looking for whatever makes getting dressed and staying cool easy. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one piece that worked for any summer style situation?
Enter: The summer maxi dress.
It’s hard for me to put into words just how much I love summer maxi dresses. There’s something so casually glamorous about wearing a dress that goes to the floor, but isn’t a gown, you know? A maxi dress is elegant in the easiest way.
I’ve mentioned to friends before that I dream of living a “floor-length lifestyle” in which everything I wear sweeps across the ground when I walk. No other time is this more appealing than the warm months of spring and summer.
Barefoot by the beach in a gauzy dress that blows in the breeze?
Strolling the city streets headed to brunch in a graphic-print maxi and flats?
Showing up all the bridesmaids at your cousin’s wedding in a stunning floor-length silk number and sassy heels?
Sign me up for all those things. Now that the maxi dress trend has come into full, you can find a cut, color, pattern, neckline, waistline or lack thereof to suit any style personality.
The best maxi dresses this season run the gamut—in every style you can imagine. We love a chic t-shirt style dress with a bodycon fit as well as almost tent-like tank dresses. (I love good tent dress, don’t you?)
Scroll through our slideshow and shop the 15 best summer maxi dresses. Floor-length lifestyle here we come!